competitor research

Introducing the Small Business Almanac

The first-ever Small Business Almanac provides the best view of consumer spending trends in all 50 states and across nearly 20 industry categories.

Apr 17, 2018

When are the busiest times for legal and financial businesses?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for legal and financial businesses across America.

Apr 11, 2018

4 big things: why independent bookstores thrive, why customers dump you, and more

Our top tips this week from small business experts around the Web.

Apr 05, 2018

When are people spending money at local, independent bookstores?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for local bookstores across America

Apr 04, 2018

3 misconceptions small business owners have about online review management

Managing your online business presence doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, in fact, much of it can be automated.

Apr 02, 2018

Analysis: Easter lays an egg for independent retailers

Easter’s just around the corner, which means it’s time to see what revenue bump local retailers might expect this year.

Mar 30, 2018

The modern business owner’s approach to competitor research

It’s never been easier for small business owners to understand their local market and compare against local competitors.

Mar 26, 2018

5 states where restaurant sales spike during Spring Break

Not every state experiences the revenue lift for restaurants during Spring Break, but those that do see significant increases.

Mar 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day vs. St. Valentine’s Day: Restaurants edition

Plus a look at the top 5 states that feel the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s day.

Mar 14, 2018

March Madness predictions for local businesses

We analyzed small business performance to see how March Madness might impact revenues this year.

Mar 13, 2018

Your March forecast for restaurant sales

Hindsight is 20/20, so here’s a look at how restaurants did last March so you can better prepare for the month

Mar 01, 2018

Keeping your business running is like keeping your car running

Monitoring your business health is key to preventing small hiccups from becoming total breakdowns.

Feb 14, 2018

Even small businesses need to do competitor research

You don’t need to be a tax expert to file your taxes; you don’t need to be a business analyst to research your competitors.

Jan 31, 2018

Holiday sales: The best is yet to come

Did your small business have lackluster sales on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? Don’t worry. The rest of the holiday shopping season promises to be very kind to brick-and-mortar shops.

Dec 04, 2017

Report: Sales were down on Small Business Saturday this year

Sales slowed on Small Business Saturday compared to last year, but there’s still a lot to like about a day that’s dedicated to driving business to Main Street.

Nov 29, 2017

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